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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Day

Brinson opened a big gift at our house before going over to Nana and Grampa's for breakfast (Grampa's eggs are wonderful) and enjoy the rest of Christmas day

Nana and Grampa's Christmas Tree! Look at all those!
New doll, Yeah!

A little cleaning along the way...

Meme and Brinson checking out her new doll

Brinson practing to walk with Mommy!

Dancing with Nana

Checking out her fancy doll with Aunt KD!
Nana loves Chico
Eggs, Bacon and Toast! (hint: look at Aunt KD's knee)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve at the Zaldivar's

Every year we do Christmas eve at our house and this year was no different. It was a hit with Big Daddy's Spaghetti......yummy with mushrooms.

Aunt KD showing Brinson pictures of cute

Good coversations

Big Smiles!

Good food!
Reading to Brinson
Pushing Brinson around in a box...

Ummm at little dessert!

Sporting her new Christmas dress!

Ring Ring!

Eating with Nana!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More of Brinson

Stacking, unstacking

Brinson doing something she shouldn't...

I am just looking Daddy, Really I am!!!
The perfect position, asleep on Mommy's side!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nite out over at Nana and Grampa's

Dinner at the grandparents is a pretty common affair with them only being 12 miles down the road. Brinson loves Nana and Grampa!

A game of "Push the Pillow" with Grampa

Leftover from Halloween, Brinson carefully checks out the glowing pumpkin.

Hey that is my hat young lady!

Some more of Brinson

Doing a little shopping
What is so funny!
Mommy is so funny!
Full of smiles before dinner at Nana's

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sickness, Part 2

And the Zaldivar household illnesses continue....Ned's still coughing, I'm still hacking my lungs out (after 4 different antibiotics) and our little Miss B started running a fever this morning. We were up all night with her because she would just cry and cry. She was a limp little noodle that just wanted to be held. The past couple days she's vomited intermittently, no appetite, really irritable, wet cough,etc. We couldn't figure out what was going on, we thought she was teething. I called the Pedi first thing this morning when her temp reached 100.2 and we went in to see Dr. Rossell. Brinson was diagnosed with bilateral ear infections, apparently the worst Dr. Rossell has seen in 15 years. She said her ears looked really yucky with lots of pus. So hopefully now that we have Tylenol, Motrin and antibiotics on board, tonight will be a much better one than last. Good thing Meme is coming in tomorrow!! Just in time! LMAO!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Playing with Mommy

Brinson learned that she can strum Mommy's lips as well as hers.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The dietician came to see Brinson today and she has finally hit the 20 lb mark....exactly. lol. Her length is 30 3/4in so not much of a gain in the past month, but at least she's gained some weight. Her eating habits are "normal toddler" from what I'm told, which include spitting out food, refusing certain foods, etc. On one hand it's awesome that she's "normal" but on the other, we can't really afford low calorie days.
Still a slow process in the walking department. She just fights and complains with Dava (OT) which is "normal". lol... Brinson is getting braver though. I catch her standing at the TV or the table and she will let go for a few seconds. I was hoping she would be walking by Christmas, but not sure that's gonna happen. No worries though. It just means she grows up a little slower. :)
In the verbal department, she is really babbling alot. Some words are sort of understandable. She said kitty cat this week....of course it came out as "kee kah" but hey! I knew what she meant! She says "yeah, turtle, baby, bathtub, Dava (LOL), uh huh, etc". It's just so awesome watching her.
The tantrums/bad moods are really seldom, thank God. She does have her own mind and she understands the word "no", she just chooses to ignore it most of the time when we tell her.
It's so amazing being a parent!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Brinson with Santa....and Daddy.

Just wait till the Christmas cards go out...I expect to have them mailed by Dec 18. The picture we put on them is absolutely hilarious. So if you think this pic is funny, be prepared!
Santa was pretty traumatic to her this year. I can only hope next year will be better...ok yeah right.


Extended Family Gathering (last month)

Last month we had an unusual gathering of family members. Every year Aunt Pat comes in for Nutcracker market (first week of November) and stays for about a week. Well with Aunt Barb was here around the same time.....and it became a rare occasion. We all met at Nana's house for a nice dinner.

Aunt Pat (actually Nana to her grandkids) with Brinson
Aunt Barb with Uncle Mike....just a chillin'
Nana with her favorite grandkid!
Grampa dancing with Brinson. She just smiles and laughs when you dance with her.

Brinson point at Mommy and Daddy in a picture (with Uncle Mike)

Playing the lips (video posted later)

Aunt KD getting nervous with Brinson on the rocker!
Funny, smiley and cute!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Master bath is finally done!

After 6 weeks of being invaded by strangers in our house, our Master bath is finally done! It was well worth the wait. Thanks to Gianni and his crew at G&S Remodeling for a fine job. We still need to seal all the stone/glass and to put some decorating touches in, but it is usable now...wooohooo!

BEFORE (Obviously lol)